Archive for August, 2013

Several people have asked about the hardware needed for a Caching Server, or more specifically what specs need are required for the virtual machine.  I would typically break a remote office down into a few categories before making a recommendation.

You can classify remote offices in one of three categories (Small, Medium, & Large) based on number of ProjectWise users in that office. The amount of storage however may change from office to office based on the amount of files stored plus the amount of files cached from other offices.  In addition, if you are adding the Point Cloud Streaming to the server you will not want to cut corners as this adds more processing.

Remote Office

Description

Local Users

Processors

RAM

C:\Drive

D:\Drive

Small

PW Caching Server

<30

2

4 GB RAM

60 GB

File Storage

Medium

PW Caching Server

30 – 60

4

6 GB RAM

60 GB

File Storage

Large

PW Caching Server

>60

6

8 GB RAM

60 GB

File Storage

EJA

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